What does SHAVE mean?
Definitions for SHAVE
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the act of removing hair with a razor
remove body hair with a razor
"trim my beard"
shave, knock offverb
cut the price of
cut or remove with or as if with a plane
"The machine shaved off fine layers from the piece of wood"
make shavings of or reduce to shavings
"shave the radish"
touch the surface of lightly
"His back shaved the counter in passing"
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
preterit shaved, part. shaved or shaven.
Etymology: sceafan , Saxon; schaeven, Dutch.
He that is to be cleansed shall shave off all his hair. Levit.
Zelim was the first of the Ottomans that did shave his beard: a bashaw ask’d why he alter’d the custom of his predecessors? He answered, because you bashaws may not lead me by the beard, as you did them. Francis Bacon.
Dost thou not know this shaven pate? Truly it is a great man’s head. Richard Knolles, Hist. of the Turks.
I caused the hair of his head to be shaved off. Richard Wiseman.
Thee chauntress, oft the woods among,
I wooe to hear the evening song:
And missing thee, I walk unseen
On the dry smooth shaven green. John Milton.
The bending scythe
Shaves all the surface of the waving green. John Gay.
He shaves with level wing the deep; then soars
Up to the fiery concave tow’ring high. John Milton.
Make some medley of earth, with some other plants bruis’d or shaven in leaf or root. Francis Bacon.
obs. p. p. of Shave
to cut or pare off from the surface of a body with a razor or other edged instrument; to cut off closely, as with a razor; as, to shave the beard
to make bare or smooth by cutting off closely the surface, or surface covering, of; especially, to remove the hair from with a razor or other sharp instrument; to take off the beard or hair of; as, to shave the face or the crown of the head; he shaved himself
to cut off thin slices from; to cut in thin slices
to skim along or near the surface of; to pass close to, or touch lightly, in passing
to strip; to plunder; to fleece
to use a razor for removing the beard; to cut closely; hence, to be hard and severe in a bargain; to practice extortion; to cheat
a thin slice; a shaving
a cutting of the beard; the operation of shaving
an exorbitant discount on a note
a premium paid for an extension of the time of delivery or payment, or for the right to vary a stock contract in any particular
a hand tool consisting of a sharp blade with a handle at each end; a drawing knife; a spokeshave
the act of passing very near to, so as almost to graze; as, the bullet missed by a close shave
Etymology: [OE. shaven, schaven, AS. scafan, sceafan; akin to D. schaven, G. schaben, Icel. skafa, Sw. skafva, Dan. skave, Goth. scaban, Russ. kopate to dig, Gr. ska`ptein, and probably to L. scabere to scratch, to scrape. Cf. Scab, Shaft, Shape.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
shāv, v.t. to cut off the hair with a razor: to pare closely: to make smooth by paring: to cut in thin slices: to skim along the surface: to strip, swindle.—v.i. to remove hair by a razor:—pa.p. shāved or shā′ven.—n. the act of shaving: a paring: a narrow miss or escape: a piece of financial knavery.—ns. Shave′-grass, the scouring-rush; Shave′ling, a monk or friar, from his shaven crown; Shā′ver, one who shaves: a barber: a sharp or extortionate dealer: (coll.) a chap, youngster; Shā′ving, the act of shaving: that which is shaved or pared off; Shā′ving-bā′sin, -bowl, -brush, a basin, bowl, brush, used by persons shaving.—Close, or Near, shave, a very narrow escape. [A.S. sceafan, scafan; Dut. schaven, Ger. schaben, L. scabĕre, to scrape, Gr. skaptein, to dig.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A close run; a narrow escape from a collision.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Shave is ranked #61899 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Shave surname appeared 324 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Shave.
93.8% or 304 total occurrences were White.
2.7% or 9 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1.8% or 6 total occurrences were Asian.
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The numerical value of SHAVE in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of SHAVE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of SHAVE in a Sentence
Whether Stryke Club’s young sensitive skin, or acne, eczema or their first shave, boys have specific skin needs, we also have to help them overcome this stigma about being a boy and engaging in self care.
As soon as you hit the water and you've had that first shave down, it's a completely different feeling. You feel just completely different in the water, and then you pair that with the fact that you're fully rested, you're ready to go, you shave, all those feelings sort of come together. Suit on, you just sit completely differently in the water.
I’ve kind of developed a real creepy look with it that I ’m sort of enjoying, i can tell that people are off-put by it. And the more people implore me to shave, the stronger my resolve is to not shave.
Public Health Minister Ferozuddin Feroz:
We give them a proper shave, they will take a shower, winter clothing and treatment will follow, we will return them as normal members of society.
In order to fix the high and tight, I had to shave his head – like he has no hair.
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- حلق ذقن, حلق شعرArabic
- галі́цца, галі́цьBelarusian
- afaitar, rapar, afaitar-seCatalan, Valencian
- holit, oholitCzech
- rasieren, RasurGerman
- ξυρίζομαι, ξυρίζωGreek
- afeitado, afeitar, rapar, rasurarSpanish
- parranajo, ajaa, ajella, siivuttaa, ajaa partansaFinnish
- raser, rasageFrench
- beàrrScottish Gaelic
- radersi, radereItalian
- [[ひげ]]を[[そる]], そるJapanese
- rādō, tondeō, abrādōLatin
- бричење, ре́жеMacedonian
- scheren, [[zich]] [[scheren]]Dutch
- ogolić się, golić się, golenie, ogolić, golićPolish
- barbear-se, raspar, barbearPortuguese
- bărbieri, a se bărbieri, radeRomanian
- побри́ть, побри́ться, брить, бри́ться, бритьёRussian
- holiť, oholiťSlovak
- obriti, britiSlovene
- raka, rakningSwedish
- голи́тися, голи́тиUkrainian
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